Auburn Hills, MI asked in Social Security, Tax Law, Public Benefits and Immigration Law for Michigan

Q: Concerning federal poverty level. Are disabled ssdi and veterans benefits countable income for poverty chart?

For government immigration form fee waiver.

1 Lawyer Answer

John Joseph Rizzo III

Answered
  • Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Traverse City, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: I believe the answer could change based on the facts. For instance, many people use SSDI and SSI interchangeably when they are very different programs. If you receive SSI, you should be automatically eligible for the fee waiver. If you receive SSDI, that will probably count against you when looking at the federal poverty levels. Veterans benefits would be similar. A pension should automatically grant eligibility, but compensation would count against you. If you could confirm the benefits you are receiving, I could provide a more specific answer.

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